Dozens Missing in Nigeria’s Latest School Kidnapping

Dozens of schoolboys and staff members had been kidnapped by gunmen in northwest Nigeria early Wednesday, according to local officers, the most up-to-date in a string of higher-faculty abductions that have roiled the northern states of Africa’s most populous nation.

The gunmen stormed the Federal government Science college or university in Kagara district of Niger point out around 2 a.m. and overwhelmed the faculty security, killing a single student right before purchasing pupils and staff members to depart their hostels and acquire, according to officers. “The scenario is really serious…Some 27 pupils, 3 staff members and 12 members of their family had been kidnapped,” explained Abubakar Sani Bello, the governor of Niger point out. Regrettably a single student was shot lifeless.”

A photograph shared by the governor’s security officers showed the body of a student on the back of a pickup truck protected in leaves. There was no instant claim of duty.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, criticized for reacting slowly and gradually to prior abductions, dispatched the country’s military chiefs to coordinate a rescue operation, his spokesman explained.

Shehu Sani, a previous senator who researched in Kagara as a boy, explained it was unclear how many persons had been lacking but that the faculty was attended by some 1,000 pupils.